A new book launching this month from Gestalten, Rock the Shack: The Architecture of Cabins, Cocoons and Hide-Outs, serves up a visual feast of fantastical dwellings in nature. With chapter headings including, “Skies Wide Open,” “Above It All,” and “Down by the Waterline,” this book is perfect for city-dwellers who dream of escaping one day. Photo: The Naust Paa Aure boathouse by Tyin Tegnestue Architects from Rock the Shack, Copyright Gestalten 2013.
This prefab guesthouse on Easter Island by Aata Arquitectos was assembled on the site to keep the landscape pristine. Photo: Cabañas Morerava by Aata Arquitectos from Rock the Shack, Copyright Gestalten 2013.
The large bay window of this perfect weekend getaway nestled in a pine forest outside Berlin makes you feel one with the woods outside while staying toasty and warm within. Photo: Forest House by Atelier Gesellschaft von Architekten MBH from Rock the Shack, Copyright Gestalten 2013.
A New Age folly designed by architecture students invigorates an Alpine landscape. Photo: Entrée Alpine by Alice Studio/Atelier de la Conception de L’Espace from Rock the Shack, Copyright Gestalten 2013.